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wilted lettuce after immersing in cold water
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Leafy vegetables will wilt (dry out) after a while. They can be brought back to good condition by soaking them in cold water. Let them soak for at least half an hour, if not several hours.

For details on how this works and a video showing it, see Osmosis in the kitchen.

This applies to Leaf vegetables.

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Added September 23, 2014.

Last updated September 23, 2014.

Applies to Everywhere.